Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Writing The Next Line Blogfest

I decided to start the year with a bang. A blogfest. I enjoyed hosting one in December so I thought I would chase away the winter blues with one in January. If you have participated in Writing the Next Line, you know how it works. If not, take a peek at one of the sessions here. I wish I could claim this genius idea, but it's not mine. I'm not sure who came up with it, but I've seen it around quite often. I decided to make it a monthly exercise to include you guys, my blogger buddies.

So this month, I decided to change it up, and make it a blogfest. Here's the deal--I will start it as I always do-- come up with an idea (which is posted below), you guys can cut and paste it to your post, and add on to it. So instead of adding one or two lines to what others have written, you get to make it your own.
I'm not good with setting word counts, but I think under 1000 words will do. Then on January 24th you post it. That gives everyone 2 weeks to come up with something. Sound good? Sign up with Mr. Linky below. I hope it works. *fingers crossed*Okay, here is the idea.


3:00 am. Those numbers glowed green, staring at me, letting me know I wasn't sleeping. I couldn't. If I did, who knows what injury I would wake up with. Every night a dream would consume me, and when I woke, something on my body was cut, bruised, or almost broken.

I started at the ceiling. The fan squeaked and wobbled, trying to produce air flow. It wasn't succeeding. I turned over, hugging my pillow. What's happening? Maybe I should see someone, but who? A doctor? Padded room for sure. Is there such a thing as a dream specialist?

A branch scratched the window. I turned over again. 5:00 am. Where did the last two hours go? Adrenaline pumped through my veins, accelerating my heart. My T-shirt was damp and clinging to my back. What happened? Did I dream, again?

Bang. Bang. Bang. I jumped up. Someone was at my door.

There you go. Have fun. Remember cut and paste to your post, and continue the story. Post it, January 24th. If you would like to participate sign up below.



Have fun! I can't wait to read the entries. It will probably take me a couple of days to read them all.

Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. Sounds great! I'm not participating, but good luck with it. :D

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  2. You know me I'm ad addict for awesome and you my dear are full of awesome!! Count me in on the fun!!!

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  3. Oh yeah, count me in. I always loved this when you did it last year. A blogfest will be totally awesome!

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  4. I posted this on my blogfests page!

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  5. Okay, that clock picture has me totally mesmerized!
    I am a total weenie when it comes to blogfests so count me out. But I look forward to reading all the entries!

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  6. Wow...that clock is crazy awesome...
    Great blogfest!! Can't wait to read all the entrants!

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  7. Awesome blogfest! I wonder if I can come up with anything?

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  8. I'm not going to have time to take part, but this is awesome so I WILL be watching!

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  9. I like this idea. I'll know in a week or so if I will have time to do it.

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  10. This is fantastic! I can't play this time, but I'll enjoy reading all the entries!

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  11. Great idea! I *think* I'm hosting a blog tour that day. I'll have to check. :-)

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  12. Coolio. I'll give you some blog love next Wednesday, but won't be participating.

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  13. I posted my entry and this was an awesome blogfest! Thank you for letting me do this. =)

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